InterJournal Complex Systems, 132
Status: Submitted
Manuscript Number: [132]
Submission Date: 971021
Davis Dyslexia Correction: Overview, Results, and Implications
Author(s): Chris Phoenix

Subject(s): CX.16, CX.32, CX.41, CX.66

Category: Brief Article

Abstract:

Dyslexia is a complex phenomenon. Some researchers (Gadi Geiger and Jerome Let tvin at MIT) address it strictly as a problem with vision; others (Michael Merz enich at UCSF and Paula Tallal at Rutgers) address only auditory symptoms. The Davis method treats it as largely a cognitive process, with a feedback loop in volving a low-level ability to distort perceptions. All three of these groups claim extremely high success rates in correcting dyslexia. It seems that dyslexia involves many systems of the brain, has several distinct symptoms, and can be affected through several different methods. This poster represents a work in progress: I am asking the question, "How can they all be r ight?" Something is going on in the dyslexic brain that can be affected by sev eral simple yet seemingly unrelated interventions. Since the Davis method is n ot well known in academia, I describe it here in some detail in hopes of making progress toward a "grand unified theory" of dyslexia that can explain the succ esses, and combine the models, of all three groups.

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